Heart of America Teen Challege

About Us

Luke 10:34, "He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him."

The Team

Those who serve you at  HOATC

Mark Halford

Executive Director/Program Director


Mark has been with HOATC for almost 20 years. He has been involved with Teen Challenge since 1984. He is ordained with the Assembly of God. He is also currently Pastor of First Assembly of God Raytown, Missouri.



Pete Goans

Assistant Program Director

Peter started with HOATC in 2006.  He serves not only as Assistant Program Director, but GSNC Instructor, and work crew supervisor. Peter also is the driver and facilitator of our Teen Challege services.


Joseph & Sherry Johnson

House Supervisors


Sherry and Joseph both came to HOATC in 2001 they found their calling and each other  during their beginning

years here.  They serve as House Supervisors in the residential center in Lawerance, Kansas.

Jane Groth

Office Administrator

Jane is our newest member of the HOATC Team.  We look forward to working with her in the coming days.